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Warm Weather Means War With Pests: How Can NJ Natives Adapt?

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Savvy homeowners have noticed that pests have become more present in the home over the past few years. This is largely due to warm weather and, now, as highlighted by the Asbury Park Press, the warm spring is set to create an explosion in pest numbers. There are numerous pests that will impact New Jersey homes, from wasps and cockroaches to rats and moths. The key to enjoying the spring and having the home come out of it in as good a state as it entered is through planning to minimize the risk.

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Wyckoff Tries Unravel Rodent Infestation Problem

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Wyckoff NJ, residents of Wyckoff have complained that a rodent infestation is spreading to neighboring properties in the area of Wood and Harding Streets in Wyckoff.

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Rodent Issue Resurfaces in the Central Business District in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the rat problem persists in the Central Business District . Once again sources are reporting a big rat problem behind Ridgewood coffee and apartments. Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.

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Rat Issues Once Again Plagues Central Business District

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Ridgewood NJ, once again sources are reporting a big rat problem behind Ridgewood coffee and apartments.

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The Different Types of Pests Homeowners Usually Encounter and How to Keep Them Away

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Homeowners may find themselves struggling with different pests every now and then. Depending on the area where you live, some pests may be common at certain times of the year. It can be very overwhelming dealing with this issue and resolving them may take a long time. Some pests are easier to manage than others but they will all have a direct impact on you, your loved ones, and your home. You must be attentive to the signs of pests in your living space. If you see something, even if not alarming, you must take action straight away to avoid full infestation.

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Reader asks where is the Board of Health on the Rat Issue?

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“Like we said a few weeks ago the bord health needs to get a hold of all these construction site locations and speak to the site manager who is running the job. And they need to put up rodent box traps. And also get a hold of New Jersey transit have the exterminator control the train station. Why is this a problem how come top officials cannot figure this out what is going on.

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Reader says residents are threatened by CBD rat infestation

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“This is a concern for many of us especially the ones that live close to the construction sites in the central business section of the village of Ridgewood. If they’re wandering around behind buildings alleyways and parks I’m sure they’re wondering around my backyard. And believe me I am not too happy about this. I will go to the next council meeting and say my piece. Because I feel that the village health department can do a whole lot more. In the past going back to health department what is the biggest joke in town if you know what I mean. With all these restaurants in town I see a lack of inspections. I think maybe we should start a residence inspection of restaurants with our cameras , Then you will see many locations clean up their act. Because what’s going on with most of his food establishments they have kids and other individuals working at the sites and they really don’t care about being clean.”

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Unbalanced Women Alleged to be Raiding Dumpsters and Feeding Rats

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Ridgewood NJ, since our last report in July the situation has gotten worse.

Sources in the Ridgewood Central Business District report the same person has continued raiding dumpsters in the Village and continues to feed rats .

“the Ridgewood blog previously reported that on July 15th, an East Ridgewood Avenue business reported being the victim of harassment in the past. The business owner reported surveillance cameras have captured a female actor opening the business dumpster during the overnight hours and removing garage on a nightly basis. Garage is repeatedly thrown about creating a hazardous condition and annoyance. The business wished to document the incident at this time.”

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Rats Discovered at Van Neste Square

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Ridgewood NJ, rats continue to plague the Ridgewood central business district. This time rats were found at Van Neste Square early Monday morning.

With three major construction projects of high-density housing and now a fourth with the Hudson Street garage all the activity seems to be stirring up our four-legged friends.

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Rats Lay Tracks At Ridgewood Train Station

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Ridgewood NJ, sources report that there is  a large rat infestation along train tracks and by old taxi station. The rats of the four legged variety have made a home for themselves at the Ridgewood Train Station. 

NJ Transit  has been treating the problem  but  there are a lot of rat tunnels and from time to time you see them running around especially during the  morning commute .

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Reader says Waldwick needs to take Rat problem much more seriously

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Waldwick needs to take this problem much more seriously, for as great as this original infiltration was, it is highly likely that it will get much worse and infinitely more dangerous as the colder months force them to take even more residence in homes. Rats carry all kinds of disease and are notoriously rabid. Their urine and feces leave disease-borne microbes everywhere, including in air ducts, children play areas and other areas where it becomes an incessant threat to human health, young and old alike! Rats are very adaptable and are very opportunistic, not to mention, their prolifate reproductive rate. A female can breed at 5 weeks-old, gestation is only 21 days, liters can be as high as14, or more simply put, 2 rats can become as much as 15,000 in less than a year.
These rats being dislocated from there past community now probably means the threat they represent has grown 100-fold, as did the chance of ever reducing the threat to what was once manageable to the neighbor hoods in Waldwick. I wish these citizens my hopes and prayers in dealing with a potentially tragic problem for their beautiful community.

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Rattus Norvegicus in Waldwick 

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Waldwick NJ, Wanamaker Avenue, a middle-class neighborhood that according to residents has recently become infested with rats. After finding them all over their property some Waldwick residents say rats are taking over their neighborhood.

According to neighbors the first signs of the rats was in the spring, since then, the issue has begun to tailspin, with more and more neighbors reporting sightings of the animals, both dead and alive. Some have even set traps.

Residents claim the sudden invasion started with nearby construction of Waldwick Station a Russo Development and Terminal Construction Corporation project that began building an 111-unit apartment complex on Zazzetti Street, along the NJ Transit rail, last summer .